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Mental Health Liaison Practitioner

Employer
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Practitioner
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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The Mental Health division of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust comprises of three directorates: Adult Mental Health, Mental Health Services for Older People and Specialist Services. More than 2,800 dedicated staff provide vital and integral healthcare services for our patients in a variety of settings, ranging from community through to acute wards, covering a vast geographical area.

The Department of Psychological Medicine is a growing and developing psychiatric liaison service which offers a mental health liaison service to Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) at the QMC and City Hospital campuses. The focus of our work includes urgent assessments in respect of self harm and mental health emergencies, advice and support to wards in respect of patients experiencing mental health problems and also work in areas such as medically unexplained symptoms.

Main duties of the job

We undertake comprehensive assessments and work to agree therapeutic plan of care and risk management strategy. We also offer short-term follow-ups using brief interventions. Part of the role will include rotations within A&E to triage and assess patients, presenting with a wide range of conditions and acting as a first point of contact. This will enable patients to be seen in more timely manner and help with the overall patient experience.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

To determine management plans, and where appropriate deliver short term psychological treatments, for people who are referred following self-harm or as psychiatric emergencies based upon a comprehensive psychosocial, risk and needs assessment of that individual.

To determine whether people who present with suicidal behaviours or thinking are safe to be allowed to leave the general hospital.

To manage as appropriate to reduce risk.

Provision of psychological treatment/support to people who have physical illness or difficulties and associated mental distress or disorder in order to improve the functioning or quality of life of that person.

We have a strong focus on working together as a team and on patient and carer satisfaction and the strength of our clinical work is demonstrated by our having achieved Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN) accreditation.

We proudly offer a thorough and robust induction package to this role and we ensure that all new starters are given enough training and time spent as a supernumerary staff member to ensure that they are comfortable in the role before they are expected to work autonomously. We provide an excellent system of supervision to ensure that practitioners are always supported in their decision making. As such, you do not need to have previous experience in liaison psychiatry to be able to apply for this job.

When fully established in this role, key areas of performance will include effective team working skills, effective written and spoken communication, being able to work under pressure to deliver compassionate and person centred care and be able to carry out sound risk and mental health assessments.

Essential criteria include a professional qualification and registration (nurse or occupational therapist), appropriate mental health experience and a commitment to reflective practice and learning and development.

We are primarily seeking Full Time applicants, however part time applicants will still be considered.

Our service operates 24/7 and night shifts would form a part of the working pattern.

Person Specification
Qualifications / Training
Essential
  • Professional psychiatric nursing/OT qualification
  • Current registration with NMC/HPC
  • Evidence of further training

Desirable
  • ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Clinical supervision course

Skills
Essential
  • Effective teaching skills
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • IT skills

Desirable
  • caseload management
  • Presentation skills
  • Clinical supervision skills

Experience
Essential
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team
  • Recent experience of working with people with mental health problems

Desirable
  • Experience working in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Experience of working within Liaison Psychiatry


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